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Amazon Fire Stick No Signal Issue-How to Fix?

I am using the Amazon Fire TV stick for the last year, but last month suddenly my Amazon Fire Stick started showing no signal. I tried a lot of things and even scolded my children for this as I thought they might have done something. But, after a few hours of research, I found out everything about this issue, the reasons, and the troubleshooting methods to fix this problem.

So, How can you fix Amazon Fire Stick No Signal issue? Your amazon fire TV stick might be showing no signal because of a loose HDMI cable connection or defective ports that might have become so due to environmental conditions.

In this post, I will discuss the reasons behind this problem and how to fix this issue permanently without any technician’s help.

If your Fire TV keeps restarting then you can go through our detailed guide on 10 ways to fix restarting issue of the Fire Tv Stick.

Let’s start with the reasons that cause the no signal issue in Amazon Fire Stick.

Why does my firestick say no signal?

If your firestick is saying no signal, it could have any of these issues like non compatible HDCP, faulty HDMI, device setting problem or defective or damaged fire stick itself.

The common problem that we have detected in our research is the defective HDMI ports. You can easily check and fix this by connecting your device directly to the TV HDMI port or by connecting your firestick to TV using a new USB cable connector.

What are the reasons behind Amazon Fire Stick No Signal Issue?

There are six probable reasons that might lead to no signal on Amazon Fire Stick. If you are using Amazon Fire TV stick for years, then you might have come through this problem at least once.

Here are the ways you can find the exact problem causing no signal error and solve it easily.

HDCP Problem

HDCP unauthorised content disabled

HDCP stands for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection. If you have a smart TV, then you are not going to face this issue, but if you are still using the old TV models, then you are probably going to face this issue.

HDCP doesn’t allow your video to be played on the TV and therefore, you receive a no signal error.

Device Setting Problem

If you had done any settings to your device when the HDMI port was connected to your TV and you are using the same HDMI port with the Amazon Fire TV stick, then you might face no signal problem.

Using power input other than the provided one

Sometimes, people connect the USB stick to the TV as a power source. When the power input is taken from a source other than the provided one, you are going to see a no-signal message on your display.

Defective or Damaged Amazon Fire TV stick

Sometimes, you might get Amazon Fire TV stick no signal due to damaged or defective stick. You can also get into problems like Amazon Fire TV stick not connecting or not getting ON due to the damage.

HDMI port problem

HDMI no signal issue with fireStick

Did you check your hardware? Does your HDMI is in good condition? You must have thought why am I asking these questions?

The faulty of defective HDMI can also cause no Amazon Fire Stick no signal issue. Furthermore, you can also face some buffering problems on your Fire TV Stick.

Router and Network Connection problem

The No Signal Message can also appear on the TV screen if your network connection is not consistent.

However, if you have done some settings to your router that are not compatible with the Amazon Fire TV stick, then you can also get a No signal message.

Solving basic Firestick HDMI No signal Problem

Amazon Fire Stick uses HDMI cables and Ports, and most of the time, you get the problem with the cable or the ports. Most of the time, we neglect this issue and start troubleshooting for other problems.

So, in spite of going through the other troubleshooting steps, go through these simple steps to solve the HDMI problem first.

  • The very first step is to check whether The HDMI cable is connected properly or not! Make sure that the cable is tightly connected and doesn’t have any cuts in the wire.
  • If you find no problem with the HDMI post connection and wires, then you must try connecting the HDMI wire to another port. Make sure to use only authenticated HDMI wire.
  • If the problem is still there, try connecting the HDMI wire to other devices to check if your ports are working correctly. Sometimes, the ports get damaged due to regular wear and tear or due to environmental conditions.
  • So, if your HDMI ports are in good condition, then you must use another HDMI cable. It is better if you use a wire that can be removed later without any issue.
  • You can also use a power converter box, but with the box, you need to have a VGA and 3.5mm wire cables.

The above troubleshooting steps can quickly tell you about the exact problem with the HDMI port and wires and what you need to change to solve the Amazon Fire TV stick no signal issue.

However, if your HDMI cable wire and Ports are in good condition but still you are facing the no signal error in Amazon Fire TV Stick, go through step by step Network troubleshooting below.

If your Amazon Fire TV stick is not turning off then you get check our this troubleshooting guide.

Network Troubleshooting: No signal error on Amazon Firestick

Many of the times the network connection can also cause this issue. When the network connection is not consistent, then your Amazon Fire TV stick can also display the no signal error message.

However, if your network is working properly and still you are having issues, then you can follow the below network troubleshooting steps.

  • Open the “Menu” and Go to “Settings”.
  • In settings, go to the “Network”.
  • Press the Play / Pause button for once.

The above steps will diagnose any problem that you will be having with the interface, and so you can directly talk to the company.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is my Fire Stick HDMI not working?

Your Fire Stick HDMI cable also get damaged and stop working properly with time, it is same as other USB cables. So, if your HDMI cable is not working, get a new one and connect your Firestick to your TV. However, you can also connect your fire tv device directly to your TV HDMI port and it will work as usual.


  • Jason

    Jason is an expert writer and is passionate about Smart Homes and Home Improvements writing as well as lifestyle and Lawn Care. He spent the past twelve years living in Hawaii, where he worked closely alongside event planners and resort owners to perfect his knowledge of luxury products and aesthetics. He discovered his passion for DIY projects and home improvement there. Currently, he lives in Washington D.C with his family and 2 pets.

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